Analysis: The Quiet Revolution

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The Quiet Revolution acted as the first major movement of secularization in Quebec and initiated a time of separation away from the church. Prior to the late 1950s, Quebec had been one of the most devoted areas in the world to Catholicism with high Church attendance and an educational system that was religious-based. “The 1950s saw the peak of Catholicism’s popularity in Quebec with over 8,000 priests and a 50,000 member religious community” A daily presence in the lives of Quebecers, Roman Catholic ideals began to shortfall with the Quiet Revolution. Though the majority of Quebecers still defined themselves as Roman Catholics, church attendance decreased dramatically throughout the 1960s. In efforts to combat this church decrease, the Catholic
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